Marvel confirms X-Men TV spinoff series in the works from the creator of FX’s Fargo

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FX Networks has partnered with Marvel to produce a full season of Legion — the TV show set in the X-Men universe that follows the son of Charles “Professor X” Xavier — after the network received a pilot episode last year. That pilot was the work of Noah Hawley, best known for his well-received TV adaptation of Coen brothers movie Fargo, and focuses on David Haller, a psychiatric patient who finds out the voices he has been hearing in his head may actually be real.

Hawley will work as executive producer on the show, while the cast will feature Parks and Rec‘s Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, and ex-Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens in the main role as David Haller. It’s not obvious yet whether the show will tie in explicitly with the X-Men movies…

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